Rebasing of Nigeria GDP

Nigeria is now the largest economy in Africa after rebasing it’s gross domestic product(GDP). Reabasing is usually done every 5 years but Nigeria waited 24 years to do theirs, probabaly due to strategic reasons. It appears Nigeria officials wanted to get some debt forgiveness from Western countries and pay off it debt before embarking on …

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Upcoming National Conference

  The national conference slated to hold soon in Nigeria is been billed as a much needed  panacea for Nigeria problems.  Nigeria imminent transformation after the conference is already assured going by the outsized expectation from this conference.  Nigerians have written and practiced parliamentary and presidential system of government since 1960 when the British lowered …

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Exit of Bamanga Tukur and 2015 Election

Bamanga Tukur finally threw in the towel as the national chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).  It is not clear if he voluntarily resigned or was forced out.  What is clear so far is that he is no longer the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the largest political party in Nigeria.   …

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Optimism and Concerns for Nigeria in 2014

  There has been endless deluge of bad news about governance in Nigeria from federal to local government level.  Some of the pessimism is well deserved but they appear to be some bright spots in Nigeria political and economic landscape. However more work is needed to accelerate this development.  Nigeria is a country endowed with abundant natural …

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PDP Should Cut their Losses and Move On

  The naivete of the  Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) top officials with regard to their erstwhile faction, new Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP) is surprising considering the fact that they are suppose to be political pros schooled in the art of political brinkmanship.  5 out of the 7 nPDP governors finally defected to All Progressive Congress …

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INEC Debacle in Anambra State

I was in Nigeria just before the November 16, gubernatorial election.  Run up to the election was great.  The gubernatorial candidates conducted themselves in a professional manner.  The major candidates appear to be well educated, knowledgeable and in command of the issues.  The debate conducted by the National Election Debating Group (NEDG) was conducted in …

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Cost of Intraparty Battles

Intraparty battles prevalent among Nigeria political Parties may seem like a game and a harmless exercise , but it is indeed costly to the Nigeria state.  The number one casualty is governance which often takes a backseat to intraparty feuding.  Does anybody really think that governance has taken place in River state since the man-made political …

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Crisis in Nigeria Political Parties

The unthinkable has finally come to fruition.  The self proclaimed largest political party in Nigeria and Africa has split into two.  This is a very serious development for members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).  The party’s prospect for holding on to the presidency has been diminished hence a house divided against itself cannot stand.  …

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An Example of Lack of Internal Democracy

The recent disqualification of former central bank governor, professor Charles Soludo by All Progressive Grand Alliance Party ( APGA) Screening Committee is a further manifestation of lack of Internal democracy in Nigeria political parties.  He was disqualified along with Emmanuel Nweke, Tony Nnacheta, Chinedu Francis Idigo, Oseloka Obaze and Dr. Chike Obidigbo.  The six candidates who …

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Deportation of Igbos from Lagos State

Nigeria is a country with immense potential for greatness but may never get there if things continue the way it is going now.  For a country to achieve their full potential, they must set clear goals, enact strong laws and above all have moral clarity of what is acceptable and unacceptable and perhaps have the …

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